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CEA-Leti and SPTS to collaborate on next-generation TSV development

October 7, 2010 4:23 am | by Medical Design Technology | Comments

Leading research institute and equipment maker to develop new process technologies for 3D-ICs.

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Panasonic raises Sanyo, electric unit stakes

October 7, 2010 3:05 am | Comments

Panasonic has increased its stakes in two key subsidiaries through multibillion dollar tender offers as it pushes ahead with a strategy to strengthen its green technology businesses.Panasonic Corp. said Thursday it had raised its stake in Sanyo Electric - a money-losing unit with strong battery...

Samsung 3Q earnings likely to fall from record

October 7, 2010 12:05 am | by KELLY OLSEN - AP Business Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Samsung Electronics, the world's biggest seller of computer memory chips, forecast Thursday that third-quarter operating profit likely eased from the previous quarter's record high amid signs that growth in global demand is waning.The Suwon, South Korea-based company expects consolidated...

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Yahoo revs up search results in turnaround quest

October 6, 2010 8:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Yahoo Inc. is jazzing up its Internet search results in an effort to orchestrate a revenue revival....

Facebook offers new way to sort friends, copy info

October 6, 2010 3:06 pm | by MICHAEL LIEDTKE - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

Facebook is trying to make it easier for people to share their updates selectively and draw distinctions between friends, family members and co-workers on the Web's biggest social hub.Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's founder and CEO, unveiled the latest changes Wednesday at a press conference that...

Draft trade pact more palatable to tech companies

October 6, 2010 3:05 pm | by JOELLE TESSLER - AP Technology Writer - Associated Press | Comments

For three years, technology and telecommunications companies have watched nervously from the sidelines as the United States and nearly a dozen trading partners have negotiated a trade agreement that critics feared could undermine all sorts of online activities.But on Wednesday, the U.S. Trade...

UCLA engineering receives $6M to construct new state-of-the-art building

October 6, 2010 2:24 pm | by EurekAlert | Comments

(University of California -- Los Angeles) The US Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science $6 million to support the construction of a new state-of-the-art building that will...

Dripping Wet Is Too Much

October 6, 2010 2:22 pm | by Screaming Circuits | Comments

Well, that's obvious. But what's not so obvious is that some components may look perfectly fine but act like Orville Redenbacher when in the reflow oven. Well, they won't actually act like Orlville, but rather, like his pop corn. Sort...

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No need to fight over mineral resources, says geologist

October 6, 2010 2:21 pm | by Cornell University | Comments

Economic geologist Lawrence Cathles writes in a recent review that while mineral resources on land may be dwindling, deposits on the ocean floor could power humanity for centuries.

IBM Announces New Energy-Management, Sustainability Solutions for Smarter Enterprises

October 6, 2010 1:21 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

IBM added new software and services to its portfolio of solutions aimed at creating sustainable enterprises and smarter urban infrastructures. The new offerings, piloted in-house by IBM, help owners and managers of commercial buildings...

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Ocean Power Technologies Awarded $2.75 Million by US Navy for Maritime Security Program

October 6, 2010 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. announced that the US Navy has awarded $2.75 million in additional funding to OPT for a second stage under its existing contract to provide an autonomous PowerBuoy® wave energy conversion...

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SynQor DC-DC Converters and Switching Power Supplies Now At Newark

October 6, 2010 1:20 pm | by PowerPulse.net | Comments

Multi-channel electronics distributor Newark, part of global Premier Farnell, announced that it has signed a franchise agreement with SynQor, a supplier of dc-dc power converters, EMI filters and ac-dc power supply conversion solutions. A...

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Review: A better Apple TV doesn't beat competition

October 6, 2010 1:20 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Apple is a pioneer in many fields, but in the race to connect our TV sets to the Internet, it's been lagging badly....

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Universal to make some DVDs available earlier

October 6, 2010 1:06 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Universal Pictures said Wednesday that it will make some movies available to Blockbuster Express kiosks on the same day as their release for sale — but make customers pay a premium above the $1-per-night they can rent them for 28 days later.The move inches Universal closer to a handful of other...

Accenture buys Ariba's outsourcing unit for $51M

October 6, 2010 1:05 pm | by The Associated Press | Comments

Management consulting firm Accenture PLC said Wednesday it's buying the outsourcing business of Ariba Inc. for $51 million.The deal will strengthen Accenture's position in the procurement consulting and outsourcing services market. About 160 Ariba employees are expected to join Accenture.The...

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